What’s on this week

Jacqui Dankworth performs songs from her new album Live to Love alongside well-known favourites at Cast, Doncaster on Friday, January 24.
Jacqui Dankworth performs songs from her new album Live to Love alongside well-known favourites at Cast, Doncaster on Friday, January 24.

Our pick of the best events across the region.

Daughter of Jazz legends Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Laine, Jacqui Dankworth brings her unique take on the genre to Doncaster this week.

Jacqui’s music is cool and sophisticated and is bound to attract a large audience.

People attending can expect to enjoy an intimate concert, during which Jacqui will perform songs from from her new album, Live to Love alongside well known favourites.

The Northampton-born singer is known for her incredible live performances, which leave audiences spellbound, so make sure you get your ticket before they sell out.

WHERE: Cast theatre, Waterdale, Doncaster

WHEN: Tomorrow, January 24, from 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £18.50 including booking fee

CONTACT: Please visit www.castindoncaster.co.uk or call 01302 303959

2, strictly takes to the road

Strictly Come Dancing may have left our screens, but for those suffering from sequin withdrawal, don’t despair because the tour arrives in Sheffield this week.

Performing on the Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2014 will be this year’s winner, Abbey Clancy along with Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden, BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid and Westlife heartthrob Nicky Byrne will complete the 2014 celebrity line up. They will join former England Rugby World Cup winner Ben Cohen; Coronation Street’s Natalie Gumede; and actor and funny man Mark Benton on this much-loved tour.

WHERE: Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

WHEN: Tuesday, January 28, from 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £38.50

CONTACT: Please call the box office on 0114 2 56 56 56 or visit www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk to book

3, fa boss comes to town

The current FA Chairman and ex Director-General of the BBC, Greg Dyke, is set to make a one-off appearance in Doncaster this week.

In 2013, Greg was announced as the replacement for David Bernstein as FA chairman, and said “Football has always been a big part of my life whether playing 11-a-side on Sunday mornings or six-a-side on Thursday evenings.”

People attending this unique evening with the former BBC Director General can expect to hear Greg’s view on football today, as well as tales about his role as FA chairman.

WHERE: Cast theatre, Waterdale

WHEN: Saturday, January 25.

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £16

CONTACT: To book call 01302 303 959 or go online at castindoncaster.com

4, comedy capers

Following the sell-out Carpet Remnant World, acclaimed writer and comedian Stewart Lee, stops off in Leeds on his Much A Stew About Nothing comedy tour.

Stewart is set to bring a mixed stew of unrelated ideas in preparation for his 2014 TV series.

See it live so you can begin the backlash ahead of transmission.

WHERE: West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

WHEN: Friday, January 24, from 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £20

CONTACT: Please visit www.wyp.org.uk or call 0113 213 7700 to book.

5, Theatre fun

Propellor bring their unique take on Shakespeare to Sheffield’s Lyceum theatre this week for a short run of just four days.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream has enchanted packed houses all over the world and now it returns to the Steel City. In Shakespeare’s most magical play, love and illusion collide when two pairs of lovers become entangled in fairy mischief on the eve of a Royal Wedding. Dreams and reality become interchangeable and romantic chaos ensues. Seeing really is believing!

WHERE: Lyceum theatre, Sheffield

WHEN: Runs from Tuesday until Saturday, February 1

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £14

CONTACT: Call the box office on 0114 249 6000 to book